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RENAISSANCEJewish

VOLUME 11 ISSUE 3 APRIL 2012

2 LETTERS 3 FROM THE EDITOR WHAT’S NEW

4 New Drivers of Jewish Culture Four women in leadership positions in London Jewish cultural organisations 6 Olga Rapai Markish By Hand from Manchester to New York 7 Hungary’s Precarious Democracy Vesna Domany Hardy asks sociologist Mária Vásárhelyi about the implications of political developments in Hungary JESUS FOR JEWS

9 Why Read the New Testament?

Amy-Jill Levine explains to Agi Erdos how reading Christian Scripture can make you a better Jew 12 The Kosher Jesus Scandal

A look at what critics have to say about Shmuley Boteach’s controversial new book

JESUS FOR JEWS PAGE 9

THE JEWS OF BERLIN

14 A New Normality

Noa Lerner 15 “It is Easier to be Jewish Here Now”

Janet Levin talks to Noa Lerner and Atalya Laufer 16 Timeline Moses Mendelssohn 18 Pestalozzistrasse and Lewandowski Joachim Jacobs and Esther Slevogt 19 A Singer of the 1930s ` Judi Herman on the life of Paula Salomon-Lindberg 20 Through the Cemetery Gate Joachim Jacobs 22 Dodo Bürgner Rachel Dickson 23 Artists of Weimar Rachel Dickson 24 Breaking down Stereotypes Ben Niran on a play by Israelis about living in Germany

24 Goodbye Soviet Union – Shalom Germany

Experience of the Russian community 26 Living In Between

Irmgard Berner talks to Berlin artists Boris Mikhailov and Varda Getzow 28 Walter’s Minyan A Purim Cabaret

Community Facts

JEWS OF BERLIN PAGE 14

CREATING A DAVID BOMBERG LEGACY PAGE 38

35 Being Jewish in Scotland

Fiona Frank reports on pilot meetings with Jewish groups across Scotland

MUSIC 36 Meyer Weisgal’s Eternal Road Stanley Henig on the Jewish musical show of the century 37 European Cantors to Meet in Manchester The Cantors’ Convention is taking place in July ART 38 Creating a David Bomberg Legacy Judi Herman talks to Sarah Rose about the story of her collection and its new home 40 David Bomberg Timeline 42 Art of Trauma Israeli photographer Ori Gersht is interviewed by Galit Mana BOOKS AND WRITERS 44 Dasa Drndic and Trieste Vesna Domany Hardy asks the Croatian author about her Holocaust-themed novel 46 The Innocents in Temple Fortune Deborah Brooks talks to Francesca Segal about her new novel set in Hampstead Garden Suburb 47 Hannah Rosenfelder’s review of The Innocents BOOK REVIEWS 48 Peter Falush reviews The Jewish Dark Continent by Nathaniel Deutsch David Clark reviews Jewish London by Rachel Kolsky and Roslyn Rawson 49 New collections of stories by Nathan Englander and Etgar Keret reviewed by Judith Mirzoeff Blooms of Darkness by Aharon Appelfeld reviewed by Deborah Brooks

POETRY 50 Finds in Translation Liz Cashdan reviews collections of Hungarian and Russian poetry in English 51 Poetry Choice Liz Cashdan chooses poems by Wendy Klein and Terry Turk LAST WORDS

52 Jesus in Yiddish Dovid Katz

CENTRE SECTION: PAGES 29-34 THREE-MONTH GUIDE TO EVENTS IN THE UK AND BEYOND

Cover picture: Sisters, drawing for Ulk Magazine 1928, Dodo Bürgner Courtesy of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek

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